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51 Powerful and Iconic Maria Felix Quotes

Dayna Remus
Oct 19, 2022
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Although she has been gone for two decades, the late María Félix will always be hailed as a fantastic actress, representing the Mexican community with pride. Read 51 of her quotes in remembrance of her long and successful career.

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The late María Félix is an iconic Mexican performer whose golden acting years took hold in the 1940s when Mexican cinema was at its peak. The actress, ahead of her time, refused to take on roles in Hollywood, where she would be portrayed as a stereotypical fiery Latina.

Some classic films that the actress starred in included "Doña Bárbara," the movie which initially shot her to fame, as well as "Enamorada" and "Río Escondido," both directed by Emilio Fernández.

Get to know this actress on a deeper level by reading the following 51 quotes.

Maria Felix’s quote: "Money is not happiness, but it's better to cry in a Ferrari." | Image: AmoDays

Maria Felix’s quote: "Money is not happiness, but it's better to cry in a Ferrari." | Image: AmoDays

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Wise and Witty Maria Felix Quotes

"It's not enough to be pretty. You need to know how to be pretty." — Maria Felix

"Don't give me advice. I can make my own mistakes." — Maria Felix

"Money doesn't give you happiness, but it does help calm one's nerves." — Maria Felix

"You don't need to be perfect as long as you don't make any mistakes." — Maria Felix

"With so many interests in life, I never get bored. That is my beauty secret, the curiosity and the joy for life." — Maria Felix

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Maria Felix’s quote: "It's not enough to be pretty. You need to know how to be pretty." | Image: AmoDays

Maria Felix’s quote: "It's not enough to be pretty. You need to know how to be pretty." | Image: AmoDays

"My selfishness has consisted in rejecting movies, friendships, marriage proposals that weren't in my best interest. That is why we need to have cold blood take over our feelings." — Maria Felix

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"Success can be reached by many people. Celebrity touches you and is with you forever." — Maria Felix

"People console themselves thinking that if they are not doing well here, they will have a good time in paradise. I would like for people to enjoy life, just in case there isn't another." — Maria Felix

"Stupidity is contagious." — Maria Felix

"In life, I believe that success is inferior to a celebrity." — Maria Felix

Maria Felix’s quote: "I always have a book close by because reading is the mental gym." | Image: AmoDays

Maria Felix’s quote: "I always have a book close by because reading is the mental gym." | Image: AmoDays

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"A bed is a divine piece of furniture where people can't hide who they are." — Maria Felix

"Beauty gives you everything, but it is not everything." — Maria Felix

"If you are just as hated as admired, you are beautiful; get used to it; there are some that are only hated, and they die to be admired." — Maria Felix

"If the one who criticizes you is ugly. It doesn't count!" — Maria Felix

"Better to cause envy than pity." — Maria Felix

Maria Felix's quote: "Don't be afraid to move on." | Image: AmoDays

Maria Felix's quote: "Don't be afraid to move on." | Image: AmoDays

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"Don't hope for the future when the present is not safe either." — Maria Felix

"Leave the dead in peace, the ones inside can't get out, and the ones that are out don't want to go in." — Maria Felix

"I always have a book close by because reading is the mental gym." — Maria Felix

"Money is not happiness, but it's better to cry in a Ferrari." — Maria Felix

"If you hang with fools, you will be saying foolish things later." — Maria Felix

Maria Felix's quote: "It's okay to be an original." | Image: AmoDays

Maria Felix's quote: "It's okay to be an original." | Image: AmoDays

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"People with no ambition never get out of the hole." — Maria Felix

"Be yourself. You deserve it." — Maria Felix

Empowering Maria Felix Quotes

"There's a warrior in you." — Maria Felix

"Everyone will remember me being who I am, what I was, and what I will be." — Maria Felix

"Nobody seduces me. I seduce them." — Maria Felix

Maria Felix's quote: "Try to go over me, and you will know who I am." | Image: AmoDays

Maria Felix's quote: "Try to go over me, and you will know who I am." | Image: AmoDays

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"Don't think I'm the Queen Bee... I am the Queen Bee." — Maria Felix

"I have been too busy living my life that I have not had time to count." — Maria Felix

"If someone is young inside, that naturally reflects in the exterior beauty." — Maria Felix

"It is fundamental to learn the power of imagination." — Maria Felix

"Don't feel bad if someone rejects you. Normal people reject the expensive because they can't afford it." — Maria Felix.

Maria Felix's quote: "There's a warrior in you." | Image: AmoDays

Maria Felix's quote: "There's a warrior in you." | Image: AmoDays

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"Try to go over me, and you will know who I am." — Maria Felix

"It's okay to be an original." — Maria Felix

Maria Felix Quotes on Being a Woman

"I've got one message for the women of my country and of the world, I wish they loved themselves like I love myself." — Maria Felix

"Hair to women is a medium to express ourselves." — Maria Felix

"An intelligent woman doesn't get sad. She gets pretty." — Maria Felix

Maria Felix's quote: "A woman should look down just for one reason, to see how cute her heels look." | Image: AmoDays

Maria Felix's quote: "A woman should look down just for one reason, to see how cute her heels look." | Image: AmoDays

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"I am a woman with a heart of a man." — Maria Felix

"A woman should look down just for one reason, to see how cute her heels look." — Maria Felix

"An original woman is not someone that doesn't imitate someone, but the one that nobody can imitate." — Maria Felix

Maria Felix Quotes on Men

"I've always had a beautiful man's voice." — Maria Felix

"From a man, I expect flattery, promises, declarations of love. What I don't expect is for them to shine at my expense." — Maria Felix

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Maria Felix's quote: "Since the beginning of time, men have taken the best part of the cake." | Image: AmoDays

Maria Felix's quote: "Since the beginning of time, men have taken the best part of the cake." | Image: AmoDays

"Fight for a man? Why? There are too many!" — Maria Felix

"I might be one more woman in your life, but you are one less man in mine." — Maria Felix

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"Money only impresses a vague woman when a woman is hardworking and has her thing. A man by her side is not synonymous of improvement." — Maria Felix

"They say that men should have initiative, but in my life, I've taken it." — Maria Felix

"Since the beginning of time, men have taken the best part of the cake." — Maria Felix

Maria Felix's quote: "Fight for a man? Why? There are too many!" | Image: AmoDays

Maria Felix's quote: "Fight for a man? Why? There are too many!" | Image: AmoDays

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Maria Felix Quotes on Romance and Love

"The most important word in the dictionary is 'love.'" — Maria Felix

"Getting married so a man can buy me stockings is horrible." — Maria Felix

"The most serious mistake for many women is opening a man's heart when they're alone and not when they're ready." — Maria Felix

Maria Felix’s quote: "An ex is not worth more than a few days of tears." | Image: AmoDays

Maria Felix’s quote: "An ex is not worth more than a few days of tears." | Image: AmoDays

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"Don't be afraid to move on." — Maria Felix

"The best way to love someone is to accept them how they are; that is what I do with Antoine. It's not easy, but to only love idiots is easy." — Maria Felix

"An ex is not worth more than a few days of tears." — Maria Felix

Maria Felix’s quote: "The most important word in the dictionary is 'love.'" | Image: AmoDays

Maria Felix’s quote: "The most important word in the dictionary is 'love.'" | Image: AmoDays

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Felix was 88 years old when she passed away from congestive heart failure on April 8, 2002.

Before her eventual death, she collected many accolades in nominations and wins. These included winning the 1986 Golden Ariel Award at the Ariel Awards in Mexico and the Silver Special Goddess Award in 1970. Two years before her passing, she took home The Lifetime Achievement Award at the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival.

Find out more about another iconic figure by reading these 40 quotes from the first black woman millionaire in the US, Madam C.J. Walker.

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